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Glasgow Women’s Library

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Upcoming Events

May 2017

Sisterhood is Powerful: Posters from GWL

11th May - 22nd July

Join us for this unique exhibition showcasing some of the posters held in the GWL museum collection.

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June 2017

Story Café Special: Addison Jones

29th June at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re thrilled to welcome Addison Jones to our Story Café to talk about her latest warm and devastatingly perceptive book, “Wait for Me, Jack”.

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Women Making It

30th June at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to try something new. Drop in to our Women Making It workshops where there’s lots of badges, trips and friends to be made!

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July 2017

The Open Archive: Feminist Anti-Violence Campaigning

1st July at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Open Archive drop-in event looks at the anti-violence campaigning materials housed in our GWL Archive. There’s so much to explore and chat about along with badge-making and tea!

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Warm Welcome Drop In at GWL

1st July at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL, come along to find out about borrowing, volunteering, and our programmes. You’ll get a full tour, a cuppa, and all your questions answered by our friendly team.

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Free - £2

Listening to the Voices from the Belvidere

4th July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Laundry maids who ran away, nurses who caught fever after fever, rebellious kitchen staff… Listen to the Voices from the Belvidere as these monologues bring to life the women who stayed and worked at the Belvidere Fever Hospital during WW1.

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Free - £2

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

6th July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Once again, we’re treading the boards without leaving our seats for our fabulously fun Drama Queens sessions where we give ourselves dramatic licence to enjoy some theatrical gems spanning over a hundred years of women’s writing.

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Free - £2

Creative Writing for Fearties: Lose Yourself in Writing

6th July at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Let your imagination run riot and free your creative muse in our Creative Writing for Fearties Summer School

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Free

Architecture in Conversation: Voices of Experience

8th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Share this conversation on role models, built environment histories and mainstream myths as women architects reflect on these themes and their practice.

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£6 - £10

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

9th July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fancy a walk around a Victorian cemetery? Of course you do. Unearth stories of women’s achievements on our ever-popular Necropolis Heritage Walk this Summer.

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Women Making It

14th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to try something new. Drop in to our Women Making It workshops where there’s lots of badges, trips and friends to be made!

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£6 - £10

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill

23rd July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the remarkable Glasgow Girls of Garnethill who’ve shaped this bohemian enclave in the heart of our city.

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Story Café Special: Grey Hen Press

27th July at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re celebrating 10 years of Grey Hen Press and exploring the wit and wisdom of older women at our Story Café Special this week.

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Women Making It

28th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to try something new. Drop in to our Women Making It workshops where there’s lots of badges, trips and friends to be made!

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August 2017
Free

Palestinian Embroidery: Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities

1st August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Re-kindle your interest in cross stitching and try new techniques at this Palestinian embroidery workshop as we reflect on the historical and cultural richness of Palestinian embroidery and some if its links to knitting traditions in Scotland.

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Story Café Special: Donna Moore on Historical Crime Fiction

3rd August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

At this Story Cafe Special, hear from our very own literary lioness Donna Moore as we delve into the dark world of historical crime fiction.

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Free

Project X: Dances of the African Diaspora

3rd August at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Project X is an educational, cultural programme, profiling and celebrating the dances of the African diaspora. Join us this Thursday to see an African dance film curated by Africa in Motion Film Festival.

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Free

A Loving Aneurysm

3rd August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for Catalina Barroso-Luque’s performance exploring how inter-personal relationships become enveloped between different bodies of language.

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Scotswummin: Scotland’s Forgotten Women Exhibition Launch

4th August at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the launch of the Scotswummin: Scotland’s Forgotten Women exhibition as some of the young heritage researchers speak about their part in the project and what it has meant to them.

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Scotswummin: Scotland’s Forgotten Women

5th August - 12th August

A youth-led research project, this exhibition showcases influential and inspirational women from the researchers’ communities, past and present.

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Warm Welcome Drop In at GWL

5th August at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL, come along to find out about borrowing, volunteering, and our programmes. You’ll get a full tour, a cuppa, and all your questions answered by our friendly team.

Find out more »
Free - £2

Creative Writing for Fearties: Lose Yourself in Writing

5th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let your imagination run riot and free your creative muse in our Creative Writing for Fearties Summer School

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£6 - £10

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

5th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Summer, travel through time from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day New Gorbals as our guides introduce you to the suffragettes, Jewish and Asian immigrants, hawkers and weavers who’ve inhabited the area.

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Free

Project X: Dances of the African Diaspora

10th August at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Project X is an educational, cultural programme, profiling and celebrating the dances of the African diaspora. Join us at this dance workshop where we’ll discover a hidden history of dance one “step” at a time!

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Free - £2

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

10th August at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Once again, we’re treading the boards without leaving our seats for our fabulously fun Drama Queens sessions where we give ourselves dramatic licence to enjoy some theatrical gems spanning over a hundred years of women’s writing.

Find out more »

Women Making It

11th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to try something new. Drop in to our Women Making It workshops where there’s lots of badges, trips and friends to be made!

Find out more »
Free

Project X: Dances of the African Diaspora

12th August at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Project X is an educational, cultural programme, profiling and celebrating the dances of the African diaspora. Join us at this dance workshop where we’ll discover a hidden history of dance one “step” at a time!

Find out more »
£6 - £10

Women’s Heritage Bike Ride

12th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cycling “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world” Discover how on our leisurely bike ride as we discuss key events in women’s cycling history.

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Free

Edinburgh Art Festival for Fearties

15th August at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Come along on our unique, friendly and accessible mini-tour of Edinburgh Art Festival where we’ll be stopping off at all the highlights and seeing incredible and thought-provoking work by women artists.

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Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt (what came near)

17th August at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Step inside the Travelling Gallery’s beautiful bus and see Lauren Printy Currie’s new exhibition, developed after a summer residency at GWL.

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Free

She Made the Library: Exhibition Launch

17th August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The launch of our final exhibition in GWL’s 25th year will be an opportunity to meet, mingle and reminisce about the historical highlights of the library and toast the journey vividly illustrated in the exhibition. Join us and share your own memories and photos.

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She Made the Library

18th August - 2nd December

The final exhibition in GWL’s 25th year is a photographic portrait of women who helped to create the Library, and is a powerful and fascinating record of the growth of a unique organisation through collaborative working.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women

18th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues. Join us as we read ‘If I should Speak’ by Umm Zakiyyah.

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£6 - £10

West End Women’s Heritage Walk

19th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Radicals, suffragettes and a pipe-smoking special constable. Hear all about them on the West End Women’s Walk this Summer.

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Story Café Special: Anne Pia

24th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re delighted to welcome Scots-Italian writer Anne Pia, who joins Story Café this week to talk about her fascinating, vivid memoir ‘Language of my choosing’.

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Free

Collect:if

24th August at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect:if is a network run by and for creative women of colour. Join us at this informal gathering, where we look forward to reconnecting, and welcoming new members!

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Women Making It

25th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to try something new. Drop in to our Women Making It workshops where there’s lots of badges, trips and friends to be made!

Find out more »

Story Café

31st August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reinvent your lunchtime with our friendly Story Café, we’ve plenty of tales and poetry to brighten your Summer!

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September 2017
Free

Saying Their Name: Honouring the Women who have made GWL

23rd September at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us as we remember all the women who have played their part in the GWL story in this poignant performance, marking our 25th anniversary year.

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